I cringe every time I hear HR folks, hiring managers and recruiters say they need to hire the best people. Everyone these days seems to be so pre-occupied with wanting to find and hire the best people they can lay their hands on.
However the reality is, someone who is best for another organization may not be the best for YOUR organization or team. What works best for me does not necessarily mean it will also be the best for you. Your organization is different from mine; and my team is different from yours.
Even big, reputable HR companies are telling their clients to find and hire the best.
But the problem is this: When it comes to defining what “Best??? means, most define it as “Best skills, best qualifications and the most experienced???.
Now here’s the million dollar question: Does hiring people with the best skills, best qualifications and the most experience automatically mean that your team or your organization will become the best? Will it guarantee phenomenal success? Will it guarantee peak performance and profits for the company?
The answer is obvious. We all know that hiring the best people does not always guarantee that your team or your organization will be the best.
On the contrary, if you want your team or your organization to stand out and reach peak performance and be the best, you need The Right People™.
Hiring people who fit your organizational culture, with the right attitude, the right aptitude and the right personalities will almost always guarantee the success of your team and your organization.
Team or organizational success is not about having the best people on-board. It is about having The Right People™ on-board.
So the next time you need to hire for your team or your organization, think The Right People™; not the best people.
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